Nude winged goddess holding two gazelles by hind legs

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between 1350 B.C. and 1200 B.C.
white marble
21 x 10 mm
Morgan Seal 1051
Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908.

"The figure holding up animals in 1051 seems to be an abbreviated rendering of the demon in 1050. In both cases the rendering of the hips suggests that the figure is female. It is difficult to determine whether the treatment in 1050 and 1051 indicates that the figure between animals is always to be regarded as female, even in those scenes which are so cursorily rendered that it is hard to decide whether the form is that of a demon or of a bird (1052-1058)."--Porada, CANES, p. 146


Nude winged goddess holding two gazelles by their hind legs -- Tree with bird and fish at left, two kneeling antelopes at right.